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Michael J. Mannion Joins Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

February 08, 2012

CHICAGO, IL — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) today announced that Michael J. Mannion has joined the company as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs, effective January 2, 2012.

In his newly-created role at BCBSIL, Mannion will oversee BCBSIL’s legislative and public affairs initiatives from the company’s Springfield, Illinois, office. Mannion has practiced law in Illinois for more than 19 years and is a registered lobbyist.

Mannion, a native of Chicago’s South Side, earned his J.D. from John Marshall Law School and his Bachelor of Science degree from Marquette University. He is a member of the Illinois Executive Mansion Association, a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and a past President of the Sangamon County Bar Association.

Prior to joining BCBSIL, Mannion was a partner at Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes in Springfield, where his practice focused on governmental affairs and regulatory issues. He lives in Springfield with his wife and their four children.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

With nearly 7 million members, BCBSIL, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the largest health insurance company in Illinois. Started in 1936, BCBSIL is committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and its communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSIL is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.